Following on from successful events in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America, Oxford Martin Commission Chair Pascal Lamy visited Australia last week to highlight the Commission’s report Now for the Long Term to Australian academic, business, government and community leaders in public and private events in Melbourne, Canberra, and Sydney.
On 26 May, Pascal Lamy, together with Professor Ross Garnaut and Sir Rod Eddington, discussed Australia's approach to discounting at an invitation-only event convened by the Centre for Policy Development, the Melbourne School of Government and the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, which was held at the University of Melbourne. The following day Pascal Lamy met senior representatives of the Australian Public Service in Canberra, including Treasury Secretary Dr Martin Parkinson and Australian G20 officials, to discuss the Oxford Martin Commission’s long-term policy recommendations and the G20 agenda. Pascal Lamy also met with the Minister for Trade, Andrew Robb, at Parliament House.
On 28 May, Pascal Lamy launched the Oxford Martin Commission report in front of a packed crowd of over 200 people at a public event in Sydney, delivering a lecture and participating in a panel discussion organised by the Centre for Policy Development in partnership with the University of Technology, Sydney. His fellow panellists included Monica Barone, CEO of the City of Sydney, Geoff Gallop, former premier of Western Australia, and Professor Roy Green, Dean of UTS Business School, who hosted the event.
During his visit to Australia, Pascal Lamy was interviewed about the Oxford Martin Commission by ABC Radio National’s Late Night Live, ABC TV’s Lateline, and ABC NewsRadio's Breakfast.
Pascal Lamy’s visit to Australia was facilitated by the Centre for Policy Development, a think tank focused on embedding long-term thinking in Australian policy-making. The Centre for Policy Development is led by Dr Travers McLeod, an Oxford Martin Associate who previously worked as Policy Adviser at the Oxford Martin School.
Now for the Long Term, the report of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, has been accessed 980,000 times in 166 countries since its launch in October 2013.
Coverage of Pascal Lamy’s launch of Now for the Long Term in Australia
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